Updated: May 29, 2020
Not sure what to do with those Lemon White Claws you aren't too crazy about that came in your variety pack? Here's the answer to spice them up!
Our relocation to AZ has got me feeling a whole new wave of inspiration when it comes to making cocktails. This used to only be a summer thing when we lived in MN, but now that we get 24/7 sunshine and heat, bae and I are tempted to have refreshing cocktails more often than we're used to. Just like everybody else that I know, White Claws are becoming the new favorite drink for sunny days, or any day quite honestly- but unfortunately there are a few flavors that people aren't as keen on as they might be Black Cherry or Mango. So without further ado, I am so excited to share a delicious, refreshing White Claw infused cocktail using the lemon flavor that I'm sure everyone will love!
When life gives you Lemon White Claws, mesh them with some vodka and fresh, muddled fruit!
Prep Time: Does it matter?
Yield: 1 cocktail
What You'll Need:
1 C sugar
1 C water
3 strawberries, quartered
1/2 fresh lemon
*Makes about 1 & 1/2 cups simple syrup*
Muddler (recommended, otherwise-get creative)
8 oz glass
1.5 oz good quality vodka
1 strawberry, quartered (3 wedges to muddle, 1 to garnish with)
A few sprigs fresh mint (4-5 leaves), plus another sprig for garnish
1/2 fresh lemon, quartered
Simple syrup (recipe follows)
Lemon white claw, chilled
How to Prepare:
For the Simple Syrup:
1. Combine all ingredients for the simple syrup into a small sauce pan, stirring occasionally and heating over medium low heat until all sugar has dissolved and it's aromatic. Strain into a mason jar and set aside to cool. You can make this ahead of time if you'd like; it will keep it in your fridge for 2-3 weeks.
For the Cocktail:
1. Combine a few sprigs of fresh mint into the bottom of an 8 oz glass along with 3 strawberry wedges and 3 lemon wedges. Add in 3 tablespoons of the simple syrup and muddle until very aromatic and strawberries are completely mushed.
2. Pour in your shot of vodka and give a stir. Add in your ice to the top of the glass, then pour in your lemon white claw all the way to the top and give another good stir. Grab one more strawberry wedge and mush with your fingers and drop on top and give one lemon wedge a squeeze to coat the top and drop it in.
3. Garnish with fresh mint. Enjoy!
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